The Bryco Model 38, Brandon Maxfield, and the Downfall of Bryco Arms

By adam01364, May 10, 2020 | |
Rating:
4/5,
  1. adam01364 submitted a new Article:

    The Bryco Model 38, Brandon Maxfield, and the Downfall of Bryco Arms

    Read more about this article here...
     
  2. Oaktree45

    Oaktree45 Member

    57
    111
    After reading this article I was surprised to discover that Jimenez Arms is still in business in Henderson, NV and still producing those same pistols, at least as far as I can tell. I own a Jennings J-22 and a model 38 in .32 ACP. Both are decent and reliable little pistols if properly cleaned and maintained.
     
    Rerun likes this.

  3. At the present moment they're in bankruptcy protection after yet another lawsuit. I suspect we haven't seen the last of them!
     
    Oaktree45 likes this.
  4. histed

    histed Supporting Member

    4,394
    3,934
    I hope not - I still need a .32 and a .25 to complete my caliber collection. Cheapest way to do that that I know of
     
    Rerun likes this.
  5. DaveH

    DaveH Member

    41
    48
    Finding a new SNS in .32 is getting difficult. Jimenez and Cobra both made them but I rarely see them.
     
    Rerun and histed like this.
  6. histed

    histed Supporting Member

    4,394
    3,934
    Even more so here. Still, I keep looking. Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while
     
    undeRGRound likes this.
  7. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    8,179
    2,579
    That's because that hog smells them out just like squirrels.

    eldar
     
    undeRGRound and histed like this.
  8. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    8,179
    2,579
    Funny thing,
    I own 250 rounds of .32 ACP and no gun to shoot them with.
    Ditto, .25 ACP.

    eldar
     
    histed likes this.
  9. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    The Kel Tec P32 is only about $150-ish. Sometimes less.

    Hard to find them right this second, though.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
    histed likes this.
  10. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    The Kel Tec P32 is only about $150-ish. Sometimes less.

    Hard to find them right this second, though.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
    undeRGRound likes this.
  11. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    The model 48 looks like a viable candidate for carry :rolleyes: 1:11 seconds total

     
  12. undeRGRound likes this.
  13. California: The land of fruits & nuts.
    The Model 58 and 59 pistols (the 9mm with a heel release) were a POS. I didn't think the Jennings Nine was that bad, except for the fact the frame was prone to crack. I need to get my hands on one to finish off an article, but I ain't offering to pay much so it's gonna be a while.
     
    undeRGRound likes this.
  14. UPDATE:
    Recovered the 59 last week. No heat or fire damage and very little water damage. The mags suffered the worst. Steel wooled and sandpapered the rust away on all 4. Amazing what 2 and a half months of water did to them. May re-blue them if I decide to get rid of it.
    Stripped, cleaned, and oiled the gun. The cheapo seems none the worst for wear. Inspection and function look good, so I'm ready to range test as soon as the oppressive heat here eases a bit. If all goes well, I may try trading it locally for a box of ammo. Probably not worth much more than that. There's a shop near me that still sells the Jimenez models.
     
    adam01364 likes this.
  15. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    25,361
    1,579
    INDY
    What does this article pay??
    In the end, is it worth it? :rotfl:
     
  16. missiledefender

    missiledefender Supporting Member

    If you made me choose between the Jimenez/Bryco/Jennings or a Cobra/Davis?

    Jimenez/Bryco/Jennings

    I have seen the Cobra/Davis slides crack quicker. Ive had the retention/take down button in the back snap and the spring and all come back at me on the Cobra/Davis.

    C/D is in the middle of "restructuring" too.
     
  17. It pays a very tidy round sum.

    Disassembling a Jennings/Jimenez Nine can result in losing the mag release spring. Getting that spring back in position can be a real PITA the first few times. I do happen to think it's worth helping someone with the process.
     
    undeRGRound likes this.